Master Art Museum and Gallery Practice, MPrac

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • GBP13315 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5665 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The Art Museum and Gallery Practice, MPrac programme from Newcastle University is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the frequently complex theoretical and practical issues that face those involved in art museums and galleries.



You will study a blend of theory with work-based placements to extend and complement your Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA. It is the first course of its kind anywhere to offer this blend of learning.

You will have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the museum sectors in various countries. The course is based in the School of Arts and Cultures. It is also affiliated with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery, and heritage studies. ICCHS has a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.
After completing your Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA in year 1, you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement in year 2. Placements can be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. We will set up the placement for you, based on the submission of a project agreed between you, your tutor and the placement host organisation.
Previous cohorts of students have undertaken placements with:
  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Beamish North of England Open Air Museum
  • Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Victoria Tunnel
The Art Museum and Gallery Practice, MPrac course is delivered by Newcastle University.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP 13315 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP 5665 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Full time (year one, MA): £5,665
  • Full time (year two, employer based placement): £2,520
  • Part time (year one, MA): £2,835
  • Part time (year two, MA): £2,835
  • Part time (year three, employer based placement): £1,260
  • Part time (year four, employer based placement): £1,260
  • Full time (year one, MA): £13,315
  • Full time (year two, employer based placement): £5,920
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 48 months

Course Content

Compulsory modules
  • Understanding Challenges in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
  • Caring for 'Collections' in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Sector
  • Communicating and Learning in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
  • Managing Projects in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Sector
  • Understanding Academic and Applied Research in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements


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Gain Admission to This Master

By taking one of the Pre-Masters listed below


A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:
  • fine art
  • craft
  • design
  • art history
You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in:
  • art history
  • art theory and/or fine art
  • craft
  • design

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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